The 2015 Chevy Trax enters a market segment that's just about to explode with new entries.
Right now, only the (pricier) MINI Cooper Countryman, refreshed for 2015, and the (larger) Subaru XV Crosstrek offer five doors and all-wheel drive in vehicles smaller than compact crossovers.
The HR-V offers the supremely flexible Magic Seat interior, perhaps giving it the best packaging.
We'd expect the CX-3 to be the most fun on the road, like other Mazdas in their segments.
And the Fiat 500X offers sexy TV ads and perhaps a different-than-the-rest Italian flair.
At the other end of the spectrum is the Jeep Renegade, which has super-boxy styling and can actually be optioned up to ‘Trail Rated’ off-road capability.
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